Dental abscesses can be due to severe gum disease or a tooth infection and should be treated as quickly as possible before the infection spreads: - An abscess is a painful swollen pus-filled area that will need to be lanced and drained by a dentist. - If the infection is severe it may need a root canal filling to remove the infected tooth pulp or the tooth may need to be removed. - If the abscess was caused by severe gum disease a root planing and scaling will be performed. "A dental abscess is usually painful and will require treatment as soon as possible." Read the full story here:
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